It is past time that Westminster overcame its queasiness about pressing the devolved administrations on their dire performance.
Posts Tagged: General Election 2015
As 2020 begins, we look back on ten years in which Tories first led the movement for austerity…and then against it
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
Harry Phibbs: This is my fourth general election at ConHome. So far only one has seen a clear victory. I hope today will be the second.
And in 2008, I wrote that non-Tories voting for Johnson would swing the Mayoral election. I hope they swing today’s poll in the same way.
It’s a contest between Sunderland and Newcastle. But even if Labour does badly in early results, how much will that tell us?
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,
This series turns a spotlight on the Conservative Manifesto and returns to policy announcements that some will have missed.
We say again that there is a danger of Conservative expectations getting ahead of the electoral facts.
In some campaigns, the end result is overwhelmingly likely before a stump has been erected. This is not one of those occasions.
James Frayne: Voters would welcome a Brexit deal. But it might harm and not help the Conservatives with working class voters.
Would they actually think that, now Brexit’s done and immigration back under control, that they can return to their natural home in the Labour Party?
Interview. McLoughlin – Hunt’s former campaign Chairman, lifelong One Nation Tory – backs Johnson’s suspensions
The former Party Chairman and Chief Whip says the only way to save moderate conservatism is to get Brexit through.
Henry Hill: Post-Ruth politics – the battle over her legacy will shape the future of the Scottish Tories
Davidson’s successors must not let recognition of her extraordinary achievements to turn into counter-productive myth-making and a counsel of despair.
We must overhaul our Party organisation and develop strong messages for liberally-minded, soft-Conservative voters before the next election.
Johnson’s August 4) Who would run an election campaign? After yesterday’s Government defeat, the question is pressing.
If the campaign management were outsourced, as recently, who would take it on? And if it weren’t, could CCHQ really cope?
The best way to reach across the divide and attempt to gain the trust of ex-Conservative Remainers, is to accept the inevitable.
We don’t know whether they believe it to be prudent or desirable or both – but the message to the leadership contenders is clear.